A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:54:58 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8407 West, latitude 17.8727 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 09:54:58 / January 17, 2020 @ 9:54 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us700071ke. Event ids that are associated: us700071ke.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, Arroyo, Ceiba. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-nine, in the last 10 days four hundred and five, in the past 30 days five hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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